He may be the world’s new heavyweight boxing champion, but clearly he’s a knucklehead.
Or maybe Tyson Fury, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF & WBO titles on Saturday, has simply taken one too many blows to the cranium.
Whatever the case, Fury believes that gay people will bring about the apocalypse.
“There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home,” he told the Mail on Sunday.
“One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one’s paedophile.”
Fury then went on to speculate on whether paedophilia will be legalised.
“Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?
“When I say paedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn’t it?
“But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal (I) would have been looked on as a crazy man again.”
Klitschko told the Telegraph that he believes Fury “… definitely has some screws loose in his mind,” but that he ultimately respects him as a boxer.
Shadow Cabinet minister Chris Bryant – shadow leader of the Commons – tweeted that he was not celebrating Fury’s success because “his aggressive style of foul homophobia is precisely the kind that leads to young gay suicides”.